Partnership will bring student benefits
Students are set to benefit from closer ties between the University and the Students’ Association.
The two organisations have signed a new partnership agreement, which aims to help enhance the student experience at Edinburgh.
The agreement sets out how the University and the wider student body can work together more effectively to further improve learning and teaching.
The partnership builds on the strengths of a long and productive relationship between the University and the Students’ Association.
It will replace the current Student Engagement Statement, which was signed in 2013.
The agreement highlights how students and staff can effectively work together to enhance the student experience. It also provides a great opportunity to let newer students know about the many ways they can get involved in shaping their own university experience.
The agreement highlights three key themes – identified from student feedback – which the University and the Students’ Association will focus on in the 2017-18 academic year.
Together they will seek to ensure that students have a meaningful say in shaping their learning experiences.
They will also promote initiatives to support mental health and well-being, and work to make improvements to the academic support available to students.
Senior Vice-Principal Professor Charlie Jeffery has made funds available for students and staff to submit bids from Schools to undertake work that supports the partnership agreement.
We are delighted to launch the agreement, which builds on a long and productive partnership. It sets out our values, our approach and the three priority areas for academic year 2017-2018 – student voice, academic support and mental health and wellbeing.